Fareham dad will climb three mountains to raise money for cancer charities

Determined dad Pete Barty is taking on a challenge of a lifetime to raise money for cancer charities.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 6:43 am
Pete Barty

At the end of this month, the father-of-two will be travelling to Nepal to climb three mountains.

He has decided to complete the challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Harbour Cancer Support Centre in Gosport.

Pete was diagnosed with cancer and knows the devastating effects it can have on a person. In 2009, he was told he had bone cancer.

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He says: ‘I was sat with my wife and Helen, my Macmillan nurse. Suddenly everything I’d known was taken away.

‘My first daughter wasn’t even two yet.’

From diagnosis, Pete, from Fareham, was given practical and emotional support from Helen, while undergoing his treatment.

As part of his treatment, a section of his bone was replaced with metal which has restricted the movement in his arm.

Pete, who works for Hampshire County Council, will be climbing the peaks in the Himalaya Mountain Range to raise cash.

Having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest Base Camp and run from London to Brighton, Pete is used to a challenge.

However, this will see him away from home for 30 days, enduring altitude and freezing conditions all to raise money for people affected by cancer.

He says: ‘This is undoubtedly the biggest physical and mental challenge I have had since having cancer. I have been training really hard for the past six months, doing running, swimming gym work.

‘I know it’s going to a real test, but however hard I find it, I know that there are those who are being told the news they have cancer.

Pete is hoping to raise £3,000, which will be shared equally between both charities. To donate justgiving.com/teams/petebarty.